The housing we’d choose

Ask Australians what kind of home they want, and odds are they will say a detached house on a big block. The Grattan Cities Program report, “The Housing We’d Choose”, shows that when residents are asked to make real-world trade-offs between housing and location, the picture is far more varied.

In a conversation with Grattan CEO John Daley, Cities Program Director Jane-Frances Kelly discussed the challenges to Australian cities and governments presented in the report. These include what Australians say they want from housing and the incentives that make it difficult for new construction to meet this demand.